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Sri Lanka will soon be launching its own satellites and if all goes well, it may soon have a space agency of its own.

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Did you know Google Earth has a free built in flight simulator and you can fly all over the world? It has been there since 2007, and in the meantime computers have gotten way faster and the data has gotten better. In some ways, its the best simulator you can fly!

Check out this super HD video out below – and make sure you view it FULL-SCREEN. You’ll be amazed Google Earth can do this! The video will give you all the basics on how to fly, but I’m sharing more details and tips below the video. This video was captured at 2560×1440 at 60FPS, so it really shows off the awesome 3D data Google has been putting in Google Earth the last few years.

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Google has announced that they are making Google Earth Pro features free to all users.

Over the last 10 years, businesses, scientists and hobbyists from all over the world have been using Google Earth Pro for everything from planning hikes to placing solar panels on rooftops. Google Earth Pro has all the easy-to-use features and detailed imagery of Google Earth, along with advanced tools that help you measure 3D buildings, print high-resolution images for presentations or reports, and record HD movies of your virtual flights around the world. 

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Launch into space with a Chrome Experiment that follows the entire 36-year-long odyssey of the ISEE-3. See its entire path as an interactive documentary, read its instruments, and view its live trajectory and position as it flies through interplanetary space.

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It is reported that a satellite imagery company Skybox Imaging which bought by the Google is ready to bestow areal satellite and aerial images to help humanitarian work in Northern Province of Sri Lanka.
 
In a blog post for the company, Sky Box co-founder Julian Mann explained that the data will be released under creative commons licensing will help monitor stuff like climate change and the effects of land-mine clearing.
 
“Today, at our annual Geo for Good User Summit, we announced the Skybox for Good program, under which we will contribute fresh satellite imagery to projects that save lives, protect the environment, promote education, and positively impact humanity. We’ve captured some images of Nagarkovil village in Northern Sri Lanka. HALO Trust previously cleared landmines in this area and used updated imagery to help verify that people are returning, having built 84 houses and cultivating over 40 hectares of agricultural land”.
 
The satellite and aerial imagery unveils Nagarkovil village in Northern Sri Lanka, which once ruled under Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam (LTTE) regime.

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Google Lets You Watch Live Data From NASA's Long Lost Satellite

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International Space Station ISS fly over earth time lapse in HD. Compilation of NASA time lapse footage and Astronaut / Cosmonaut space to ground audio communications. 
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